by Karen Gregory
DTCC’s commitment to the communities in which its people live and work takes many forms, including strong support for United Way, which funds programs and organizations that help people of all ages live better lives.
In 2010, DTCC’s contributions to United Way totaled an all-time high of $875,000, which puts it among the top-25 corporate sponsors in New York City and Tampa.
Directing the offense for kids
DTCC Chairman and CEO Donald F. Donahue, who has served on United Way of New York City’s Board of Directors since 2008, accepted a “Co-Community Quarterback” award during the 17th Annual Gridiron Gala on May 18. This event, which celebrates United Way’s partnership with the National Football League’s New York Giants and New York Jets, raises funds for a variety of initiatives serving New York City’s children.
Donahue was honored along with David Arena, chairman, Tri-State Region, Grubb & Ellis.
Power of Women (from left): Elwanda Young, COO United Way of New York City, and Ellen Levine, DTCC CFO and treasurer.
In accepting the award, Donahue said, “United Way is making a difference by helping to meet the very real, everyday needs of so many New Yorkers. During this time of economic stress, maintaining a safety net is critical…and that’s what this is all about.”
Gordon Campbell, president and CEO of United Way of New York City, hosted the Gridiron Gala, which drew 950 people and raised $1.4 million. “DTCC is an outstanding partner to United Way, and Don is a phenomenal leader who gives back to the community and our nation in countless ways,” he told the audience. “As a member of [our] Board, Don is hard-working, insightful and passionate about our mission…. He richly deserves this recognition.”
DTCC’s Patrick Kirby, managing director, Asset Services, co-chaired the event.
Gridiron Gala (from left): Gordon Campbell, president and CEO of United Way of New York City; Donald F. Donahue, DTCC chairman and CEO; Justin Tuck of the N.Y. Giants; Anthony Carvette, event co-chair; Patrick Kirby, event co-chair and DTCC managing director, Asset Services; Dustin Keller of the N.Y. Jets.
In a separate event, Ellen Levine, DTCC’s chief financial officer and treasurer, was honored at the fourth annual United Way of New York City’s Women United in Philanthropy Awards on March 2. The event honored 13 individuals and was attended by leading business leaders and philanthropists.
Women United in Philanthropy is an all-volunteer group that taps into the power, talent and passion of women to transform New York City’s communities. Levine received the “Woman of Excellence and Achievement Award,” which acknowledges her contributions through philanthropic giving, advocacy and voluntarism.
“Ellen is an exceptional leader and a strong promoter of women throughout the metropolitan region and at DTCC,” said Donahue. “We’re extremely proud that she has been recognized for her efforts in support of the area’s residents. Closer to home, she has taken an active role in advancing DTCC’s diversity and inclusion efforts.”
DTCC’s Southern Business Center (SBC) in Tampa, Florida, is also making a difference in that area of the country. This year, SBC employees raised more than $116,000. For more on Tampa's community activities, Click Here. @